Casio has announced their new Imaging Square photo contest, which is all about getting people to “find their inner-artist” through the use of post-production creative effects. According to Casio, “the photo contest, which takes place from July 5th through July 19th, will be hosted on the company’s Imaging Square Group Album on Photobucket. To enter, consumers must first register for an account with Casio’s Imaging Square service (http://art.casio.com/fun), transform a photograph into a work of art using one of Imaging Square’s Digital Craft tools, and submit their image to the Imaging Square Group Album on Photobucket. Two grand prize winners will each receive a Casio EX-ZR100 digital camera, valued at $299.99.” For more info, and to enter, click here.
images via Casio
CES 2011, Las Vegas—Yesterday’s splashiest Casio announcement, the innovative, flexible new TRYX camera, had me excited to get my hands on a model on the CES show floor. The pre-production model—although slightly, expectantly, glitchy—was fun to play with and surprisingly lightweight. The twisty-turny possibilities are essentially endless, allowing you to hold it like a mini camcorder for shooting video or face it toward you for self-portraits, and the touch screen is quick and responsive. The HDR Art mode offers an extra boost to the ubiquitous new feature of built-in HDR capture. I could see the TRYX being a fun pocket cam for casual shooting at parties, and for capturing unique angles when traveling.
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CES, Las Vegas: Casio has just announced a new and innovative digital camera—the TRYX. Available in April for $249.99, the TRYX catches your attention first because of its distinctive design, which is unlike anything the digital camera sphere has seen before (it looks more like a smart phone at first glance), and of which Casio says, “Thanks to its super thin (.59-inches thick), variable frame design, TRYX can adapt to fit the user’s preferred shooting style or to help them capture an image from just about any angle or in any environment. Users can hold the camera horizontally, in a traditional point-and-shoot style to capture still images or flip out the rotating, three-inch, touch-screen LCD and swivel the body to experience countless other positions. The frame rotates 360-degrees and can be adjusted so that the body can act as a tripod, allowing TRYX to stand on its own, or the LCD screen can be rotated up to 270-degrees so that users can perfect their own self portrait and see themselves in the frame.”
But what of the image making capabilities, Casio? “In addition to its good looks, the Casio TRYX also boasts an equally impressive feature set.” I see. The camera has a 12.1-megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor, full-HD 1080 video (30fps), Slide Panorama mode to capture 360-degree panoramic images and slow-motion video, and a 21mm ultra-wide-angle lens. Read Casio’s full press release below.
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Congratulations to Tim A, the winner of the Casio EX-H15!
You can view the official results page of the giveaway drawing via the third-party site, random.org, here:
Just in time for the holidays, Digital Photographer is giving away a Casio EX-H15 camera to one lucky photographer (a $249.99 value)! Enter now for your chance to win!
About the Casio EX-H15:
An ideal holiday gift, the EX-H15 is perfect for capturing all of your family memories this season. It packs an ultra-wide angle 24mm, 10X optical zoom lens, 3.0” LCD, 14-Megapixels and Dynamic Photo functionality into a compact body. All this and you can take up to 1,000 shots with a single battery charge.
- 14 megapixels
- 3 inch LCD
- Slim, compact camera body (just .96” thin)
- Art Shot Mode
- Ultra-wide angle 24mm, 10X optical zoom lens
- 1,000 shot battery life
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How to Enter:
Beginning at 12:00 pm (noon) Pacific Time on Wednesday, December 1, 2010, there are two ways to enter the giveaway. You may do either or both (one time each). In order to be entered to win, you must follow the instructions correctly.
1. Leave a comment on this post telling us what you like about the Casio EX-H15.
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Here’s a suggested tweet, but you can be creative: Win a Casio EX-H15 camera from Digital Photographer! http://bit.ly/gQkaKp (or re-tweet one of DP’s tweets about the giveaway: twitter.com/digiphotomag).
Please note that if you choose to enter using both methods, you need to post two separate comments on this post (one comment for method #1 and one comment for method #2). The two entries cannot be combined in one blog comment.
A winner will be chosen at random—via random.org.
No purchase required to enter. Winner of the giveaway will be awarded a Casio EX-H15 camera with an estimated retail value of $249.99 dollars. Giveaway is open to legal U.S. residents 18 or older residing in the 50 United States (includes DC). Void where prohibited. Employees (and their immediate families and households) of JMillerMedia are not eligible. Digital Photographer giveaway winners from the past six months are not eligible. Giveaway entries will be accepted until Wednesday, December 15, 2010 at 12:00 pm (noon) Pacific Time. Winning entry must provide a valid email address (Digital Photographer will never sell or rent your email to third parties). We will notify the winner by email on or before Thursday, December 16, 2010. The winner will have 72 hours to respond to us with their name and valid U.S. mailing address. If this information is not received within 72 hours, a new winner will be chosen. Odds of winning depend on number of entries received. Sponsors: Digital Photographer and Casio
Casio has just announced the EX-H20G—”the first digital camera with autonomic indoor positioning through Hybrid GPS,” according to the manufacturer. The compact 14.1-megapixel EX-H20G is able to “track a user’s last known satellite-acquired position against map data stored in the camera’s internal memory, even while the user is indoors” and is being billed as an ideal travel camera because it can confirm a photographer’s present location and then use its digital compass to determine the best route to their next destination. “After returning home, users can manage and share their geotagged photos and videos captured with the EXH20G using popular photo-sharing Web sites and software which offer geotagging functionality, such as Picasa, Panoramio, Google Earth, Flickr and iPhoto. These platforms will utilize the precise location data embedded into each image’s EXIF file to plot exactly where they were captured on a world map, giving the photographer, as well as their friends and family, the ability to vividly imagine their travels by making the connection with the locations visited and images.” The EX-H20G will be available in November 2010 for $349.99. More info from Casio below.
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